What is Antioxidants?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Selenium with Vitamins A,C and E Bio-Protect Nature's Benefits Healthy Heart Antioxidant Formula with Pomegranate Vitamins A, C, & E Show all

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See also: VIBE Liquid Supplement

Antioxidants are substances or nutrients in foods which can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to the body. When cells use oxygen, they naturally produce free radicals (by-products) which can cause damage.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 24 3
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 11 3
Multiple sclerosis 5 0
Support immune health 4 1
Fibromyalgia 2 0
Acid reflux 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Antioxidants

Side effect Patients
Jaundice 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Antioxidants

Dosage Patients
daily 2
1 cap(s) daily 1
1 tablet(s) daily 1
4 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Antioxidants

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 5
Did not seem to work 4
Expense 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 14 patients who've stopped taking Antioxidants

Duration

Currently taking Antioxidants

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 3

Stopped taking Antioxidants

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 3
Not specified 6
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3 patient evaluations for Antioxidants

Jan 17, 2013 (Started Nov 29, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for itching)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for eczema)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 26, 2012 (Started Nov 29, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for itching)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for eczema)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 25, 2010 (Started Jun 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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